Immediate Need When A Death Occurs

Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home can help you get through this difficult time. Call us as soon as a death occurs and ask us what to do next.

(209) 334-9613 Lodi  •  (209) 944-9898 Stockton  •  (209) 239-0928 Manteca

What We Need To Know FIrst

• Name of decedent (deceased person)  • Location of the decedent (street address)
• Your name and phone number  • Name and contact numbers for next-of-kin
• Physician’s name and phone number


As Soon As Possible

Personal information about your loved one is required for the California Death Certificate. Our funeral home staff will assist you in preparing and ordering the right number of copies.

To begin the process you can either fill out the online form or download a PDF of the Vital Statistics, fill it out, print it and bring it with you to our funeral home when you visit for the arrangement appointment. (If you can't print it, we'll help you fill it out at the appointment.)


Make An Arrangement Appointment

We will contact you to schedule an appointment at a mutually convenient time.

Some items to bring with you to the appointment:

  • The Vital Statistics form

  • Clothing for the deceased (include undergarments)

  • Jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures, prosthesis

  • Veteran discharge papers or DD-214

  • Pre-paid funeral/cemetery plans, if applicable

  • Obituary: photo, biographical information. We'll help you write it.

  • Insurance policies (documents + phone numbers)

Call as soon as a death occurs. We'll guide you through the process.

(209) 334-9613


Over The Next Few Days

There’s so much to do! If only I had an idea of everything there is to do over the next few days. Who do I need to notify? Do I need to stop Social Security payments? Where did dad leave the will? These simple questions and many other can be found here.




Benefits of Planning ahead

By preparing for the inevitable, you insure peace of mind for your loved ones and for yourself. Learn about the many benefits of pre-need planning.

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